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As cameras roll, Woodridge murder suspect pleads not guilty

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Adam Belmont enters the courtroom Tuesday at the DuPage County courthouse in Wheaton. He pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and sex assault charges in the Dec. 15 death of his ex-girlfriend, Alyssa Van Meter in her Woodridge apartment. His arraignment is the third in DuPage County to be photographed and video recorded.

Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

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Judge Blanche Hill Fawell speaks to defense attorney Vincent M. Miceli, left, and defendant Adam Belmont. He is accused of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend, Alyssa Van Meter, and sexually assaulting her body during a home invasion at her Woodridge apartment.

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Woodridge murder suspect Adam Belmont on Tuesday became the third DuPage County defendant to have his arraignment photographed in court. With cameras rolling, Belmont, 23, of Northlake, pleaded not guilty to the Dec. 15 slaying of his former girlfriend, Alyssa Van Meter, 25.
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    • Adam Belmont enters the courtroom Tuesday at the DuPage County courthouse in Wheaton. He pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder and sex assault charges in the Dec. 15 death of his ex-girlfriend, Alyssa Van Meter in her Woodridge apartment. His arraignment is the third in DuPage County to be photographed and video recorded.
    •  Judge Blanche Hill Fawell speaks to defense attorney Vincent M. Miceli, left, and defendant Adam Belmont. He is accused of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend, Alyssa Van Meter, and sexually assaulting her body during a home invasion at her Woodridge apartment.
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